Grant Teton National Park

Search on for missing Grand Teton visitor UPDATED

Jared HembreeThe search continues for a missing Grand Teton visitor, as 26-year-old Jared Hembree was reported as missing on October 21. UPDATE: His body has been recovered.

Hembree is 5’9” and 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has been described as wearing a green t-shirt with black pants and is believed to be carrying a black backpack.  

Search teams located the body of Hembree today in Grand Teton National Park. His body was found near Uhl Hill in the eastern part of the park. Rangers arrived to the scene and recovered Hembree’s remains. The National Park Service and Teton County Sherriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into what occurred.

Park law enforcement received a call expressing concern about Hembree’s welfare after an interaction with him outside of the park’s eastern boundary. Hembree’s vehicle was located unattended at Game Warden Point parking area in the eastern part of the park.  

Grand Teton National Park law enforcement rangers, Teton County Sherriff’s Office deputies, and Teton County Search and Rescue are involved in the search. Efforts have included ground and aerial search operations. The Civil Air Patrol has provided assistance with a fixed wing airplane. Teton County Search and Rescue has provided assistance with a helicopter and a drone. Search and rescue dog teams have also been deployed. 

Photo courtesy Grand Teton National Park.

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